winter tires
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You need four winter tires

February 20, 2019 Richard 0

Dealers are not trying to rip you off. The modern generation of winter tires are most effective when installed in sets of four. Read why here as it appeared in the Halifax Herald and other […]

Kia Sorento
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SUVs get in trouble faster

February 18, 2019 Richard 0

SUVs are classified as a truck. It is wise to keep that in mind when driving one in winter conditions. Sport Utility Vehicles, or Crossovers as they are known, have taken over the market. As a […]

intersections
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How to negotiate intersections

February 4, 2019 Richard 0

Intersections can be the most dangerous locations on any roadway. More collisions occur at intersections than at any other location. More cyclists and pedestrians are killed or injured at intersections than at any other point on […]

winter tough on vehicles
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Clear vehicle before getting underway

February 2, 2019 Richard 0

The recent rash of vehicle-pedestrian incidents highlights the need to properly clear a vehicle of ice and snow. All too often we notice drivers who can barely see out the windshield, because they have not […]

proper seating position
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How to sit in a car

January 27, 2019 Richard 0

Very few drivers realize the role a proper seating position plays in the safe operating of a motor vehicle. The relationship to the airbag, and controls is critical. Visibility and the ability to remain in […]

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How mature drivers can reduce risk.

January 23, 2019 Richard 0

During the past 35 years, the number of Canadian drivers over the age of 70 has exceeded the growth rate of the population by a factor of three. Those over 65 represent the fastest growing […]

control
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How to recover from a skid

January 18, 2019 Richard 0

One of the principal causes of crashes is how the driver reacts to dropping a wheel or two off the road. This is most often caused by inexperience, weariness or inattention — or a combination […]

circadian rhythm
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Your body clock is plotting against you

January 15, 2019 Richard 0

Most drivers are not aware that an internal mechanism is secretly plotting to create problems. The problem is our circadian rhythm, a pattern of activity that occurs on a 24-hour cycle within virtually every living creature. This […]

Vision key to safe driving
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Eyes key to safe driving

January 13, 2019 Richard 0

We have all heard about, seen or perhaps experienced multi-vehicle crashes on heavily-travelled freeways in low visibility conditions It all starts with reduced visibility, whether due to fog, blowing snow, smoke or other factors. But, […]

proper seating position
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How do you hold the steering wheel?

January 11, 2019 Richard 0

Whether around dangerous machinery or someone of the opposite sex, you should always be careful where you place your hands. Add driving to that list. I have always found that you can tell a lot […]